HB 417: "An Act relating to the possession of deadly weapons within the grounds of or on the parking lot of preschools, elementary, junior high, and secondary schools; and relating to school lockers and other containers provided in a public or private school by the school or the school district."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 417 01 "An Act relating to the possession of deadly weapons within the grounds of or 02 on the parking lot of preschools, elementary, junior high, and secondary schools; 03 and relating to school lockers and other containers provided in a public or 04 private school by the school or the school district." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 11.61.220(a) is amended to read: 07 (a) A person commits the crime of misconduct involving weapons in the fifth 08 degree if the person 09 (1) knowingly possesses a deadly weapon, other than an ordinary 10 pocket knife or a defensive weapon, that is concealed on the person; 11 (2) knowingly possesses a loaded firearm on the person in any place 12 where intoxicating liquor is sold for consumption on the premises; 13 (3) being an unemancipated minor under 16 years of age, possesses a 14 firearm without the consent of a parent or guardian of the minor;
01 (4) knowingly possesses a [FIREARM] 02 (A) deadly weapon or a defensive weapon within the grounds 03 of or on a parking lot immediately adjacent to a public or private preschool, 04 elementary, junior high, or secondary school, or postsecondary educational 05 institution, without the permission of the chief administrative officer of the 06 school [OR] district, or postsecondary educational institution, or the designee 07 of the chief administrative officer, except that a person 21 years of age or older 08 may possess 09 (i) a deadly weapon other than a loaded firearm [AN 10 UNLOADED FIREARM] in the trunk of a motor vehicle or encased in 11 a closed container in a motor vehicle; 12 (ii) a defensive weapon; or 13 (B) firearm within the grounds of or on a parking lot 14 immediately adjacent to a center, other than a private residence, licensed under 15 AS 47.35.010 - 47.35.075 or recognized by the federal government for the care 16 of children; or 17 (5) possesses or transports a switchblade or a gravity knife. 18 * Sec. 2. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 19 Sec. 14.03.105. SCHOOL LOCKERS. (a) Subject to (b) of this section, a 20 locker or other container provided in a public or private school by the school or the 21 school district may be searched and examined with the permission of the chief 22 administrative officer of the school or the school district or the designee of the chief 23 administrative officer to determine compliance with school regulations, school district 24 regulations, and local, state, and federal laws. 25 (b) Notices in letters at least two inches high stating the right and the intention 26 of school and school district officers to permit searches and examinations under (a) of 27 this section shall be posted in prominent locations throughout a school for two weeks 28 before a search or examination is conducted. Notices under this subsection may be 29 continuously posted. 30 (c) Nothing in this section limits the ability of a peace officer, chief 31 administrative officer, or other appropriate person, acting in compliance with local,
01 state, or federal laws, to search a locker or other container provided in a public or 02 private school by the school district.